Stopped by Mandola's in The Triangle yesterday to get some lunch to go and they were packed!! Thankfully, the to-go line was non-existent. While I was hemming and hawing over the menu, the counter girl said "Well, our special today is occo bucco."
Sold! It came with either mashed potatoes or risotto and I got a side salad as well.
Got it home and it was just so good. The risotto was made with saffron, and was very buttery and lemony and had mint sprinkled on top. The veal shanks were SO tender and delicious and the marrow in the bone was great on the bread that came with the entree.
And the salad was great. Simple, very fresh. Sometimes a small salad just tastes so yummy.
Highly recommended. I like Mandola's anyway (the Bresaola salad? Air-dried beef and arugula with lemon juice and parmesan, amazing) but this is going to be a must-have for Sundays.
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